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Cydoor Partners with Opera to Distribute Free Browser with Value-Added Content

December 6, 2000

Entering browser war as top competitor

New York, NY- Dec. 6, 2000

Cydoor Technologies, Inc. announced today its partnership with Opera Software to cooperatively release a free, full-featured version of the Opera browser. The Opera browser, significant for being one of the fastest, smallest browsers available, has integrated Cydoor's content-serving technology, OnSoftware, in order to replace the trial-version with a complimentary one.


OnSoftware, Opera's "free at last" solution, will deliver value-added content, such as news, services, e-commerce offers, advertisements and other content to the interface of the Opera browser. The Opera browser, in turn, will become a powerful marketing tool that connects users who opt to define their preferences, and advertisers that will send them ads geared to their interests. Those advertising on the Opera browser will reach millions of users, as well as have a crucial, ongoing connection with Opera users.


Opera chose Cydoor's upgraded technology over its competitors for its user-friendly operability with advanced, stable, and privacy-safe features, and for its ability to help maintain the speed and size of the browser. Meir Zohar, CEO of Cydoor said, "Cydoor's superior technology is now generating exposure and revenue for many top-tier software programs. Opera Software, with the help of Cydoor, is now able to offer their Windows Web browser for Windows for free, providing a real challenge to Microsoft and AOL/Netscape."

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About Cydoor Technologies, Inc.

Cydoor Technologies, Inc., is the developer and provider of OnSoftware, an infrastructure that brings the Web to software programs. Cydoor-enabled software programs run Web-based content such as live news headlines, powerful advertising media and e-commerce offers. Cydoor maintains a distribution network with companies such as MyPoints, PC World, Tucows and US Online, which significantly enlarge the user base of its software partners. With offices in San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv, Cydoor provides sales and services through a growing network of international subsidiaries, distributors and strategic partners. Learn more at

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at


Cydoor Technologies

Ellen Stoloff
Director of Communications
Tel: 1-212-425-8780 ext.215

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.